This is an anonymous question sent in by a member who does not want their name disclosed. Please be thoughtful with your responses, as these are usually tough questions to ask and answer.
I'm currently working in a toxic environment, and today, my previous intern told me that the company offered them a full-time position. They also have offers from several other companies so they came to me for advice.
Since I can personally vouch for 'how things really are' here, I can be helpful. However, most people (especially new grads or those transitioning to tech) don't have these types of connections. It's easy for companies to appear diverse and inclusive, when they're really not.
When you don't have pre-existing connections or a community to lean on, what should you be watching out for? Any advice on reading between the lines?